The r”EV”olution from traditional gasoline-powered vehicles to electric vehicles
The r”EV”olution from traditional gasoline-powered vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs) has been an exciting leap for many. With increasing innovation and environmental awareness, EVs have been safer, sleeker, and more exciting to drive. Unless the electric grid used for recharging the car is solely provided by coal generation, electric cars have lower emissions. As grids are shutting down coal plants and leveraging more and more renewables, they are de-carbonizing, which continues to make electric cars greener. They have become one of the hot topics of discussion in today’s reality with TESLA being a major one among them. Along with no gas and no emissions, the technology being used is state-of-the-art. The vehicles also come with a plethora of features. They can keep track of our driving habits, estimates the longevity of the battery and leads to a charging station if need be. It can also be charged in the middle of the night when electricity is cheaper. Even if the car is stolen, with the help of location tab in mobiles, it can be traced. Most people don’t realize how complex and difficult it is to build it. Why? Because they’re not just doors that open up like a DeLorean – they have sensors that scan the surrounding areas to see if there are cars or obstructions in the way so the angle in which the doors open adjust accordingly. The efficiency of the batteries used in EVs improved quite a lot, with the ability to charge to 80% within 30 minutes. The navigation system can also be tied into machine learning, where the car improves by itself. The once forgotten battery operated cars have made a spectacular comeback and they are all over the world already.